Journal article

What Do Educators Know and Want to Know about Childhood Brain Injury?

Kimberly Buck, Audrey McKinlay

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISABILITY DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Educators report a lack of knowledge and preparedness to work with students with traumatic brain injury. A total of 330 Australian educators completed a cross-sectional online questionnaire examining current knowledge of available resources related to traumatic brain injury in their school and community, and educators’ perspectives on what additional resources or training would help to improve their capacity to teach students with experience of brain injury. The majority of participants (60%; 197/330) reported that their school did not provide informational resources following a concussive event at school or they were unaware if such information existed. Many participants (40%; 127/315) were..

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